The film uses footage of the "Tsar's Chronicle", which depicts members of the numerous imperial family of the Romanovs during official state ceremonies and celebrations for the period 1912-1914, members of the State Duma: P.N. Milyukov, M.V. Rodzianko, V.M. Purishkevich. The footage of the chronicle covers all spheres of the life of the Russian state: the life of the people and the life of the ruling class, the life of the Russian army and navy, the labor of peasants in agriculture and workers in industry, the stay of French President R. Poincaré in Russia. The film includes footage of the chronicle of the First World War, revolutionary events in Russia in 1917 in Petrograd.